Many of us are facing unknowns.
it's finding the next house
to be made into a home;
selling or renting this tiny house.
Will the Cinci house quickly sell?
What will it be like to
seven days a week?
Will both job offers to my husband
which one will he choose?
How will this body
in the Texas heat
for six days?
Humidity and Fibromyalgia
are not friends.
How will my visit
with my daughter and family
it's obeying God
on a branch
a book discussion blog-
a faith based one.
Will the branch
it's an illness
threatening to flare up.
that clutching fear
that once again
the fight resumes
the lousy reality
of a chronic illness.
it's being with
an 'opinionated' mother
for several weeks
take a break,
and one of them
faces a traumatic situation.
it's the aftermath
of one distracted moment
the wheel of a car
and the consequence--
a young girl's death.
For a family:
it's mourning a young girl
fills their home
and their lives
with her voice.
the worse unknown.
For yet another:
of a long ago
of her body.
it's the uncertainty
to their lives.
Precious home and land have been sold.
A couple made the summer home
their only home
and sold the main one.
(Don't assume the summer one
Some are jobless
that were routine
The change in lifestyle
of the ability
to pay the basic bills.
I'm loosely surmising
how this blog world
many of us.
Now many of us
to a group
for each of these
What we should
That IS the CHALLENGE.
Lord, Free Me from Ungodly Fear
Lord, You are my light and my salvation.
You are the strength of my life.
Of whom, then, shall I be afraid? (Psalm 27:1)
I will be strong and of good courage,
for I know You are with me
wherever I go. (Joshua 1:9)
Free me from all ungodly fear,
for I know fear is never of You.
I pray You would guard my heart and mind from the spirit of fear.
If I experience feelings of fear,
I pray You would replace them with Your perfect love.
If I have gotten my mind off of you and on my circumstances,
help me to reverse that process so that my mind is off my circumstances
and on You.
God has not given us a spirit of fear,
but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
II Timothy 1: 7
A Book of Prayer: 365 Prayers for Victorious Living
II Tim. 1:7 has been a comfort to me for many years. Yesterday that was the scripture text for the pastor's sermon. Think maybe God wants me to really "get" this truth?!ReplyDelete
I love the beautiful pics, which speak to me of strength!
Hope you have a restful, rewarding week!
I look forward to these Monday prayers. Love the verse, needed the prayer. Thanks so much, friend.ReplyDelete
I've often wondered at Jesus' countenance when He said "Cheer up" right after He had said in the world you will have tribulation ... attitude is so important ... and so difficult at times.ReplyDelete
so many different unknowns and yet all of them important and worth praying about.ReplyDelete
thank you for the encouragement, the reminder that God is with us.
oh, friend, i know this unknowns... having just moved across the country. praying peace and hope for you. xoReplyDelete
I am so glad you came for a visit. It is always a joy to meet new friends.ReplyDelete
This post is just what I needed today. Sometimes we get so focused on self we forget that there are so many other needs and that there is a Father who will meet each one with grace and love.
I think it is the unknown that causes us to fear the most. Learning to let go and rest in simple trust is the difficult part. I am ever so slowly learning.
Thank you for sharing. My prayers are with you.ReplyDelete
P.S. Beth, you definitely need to see "Stranger Than Fiction." Creative, funny, and very touching. Emma Thompson ( one of my faves), Dustin Hoffman, Queen Latifah, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Will Ferrell. All very good in their roles. The movie is a little "different," but I think in a good way.ReplyDelete
And you know that post was meant for friends just like you : )
So much, so much! Life's challenges; I read Psalms a lot and turn my heart and vision towards heaven. That's all that keeps me putting one foot in front of the other...ReplyDelete